Scouting Report: Louisville

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Scott Satterfield, Louisville
Scott Satterfield is in his second season at Louisville. (Jamie Rhodes-ACC Pool)

Over it’s last three games, Louisville lost to Georgia Tech 46-27, lost a defensive slugfest to Notre Dame 12-7, and laid a 48-16 whipping on a Florida State team that had just upset UNC. Which of these squads shows up for Tech?

The games were a little weird in how they worked out. The Cards were up 27-26 early in the fourth quarter against GT until a fumble flipped things around; GT’s final TD was with 1:28 left on the clock after Louisville got stopped on downs near their own end zone. The Cards lost the turnover battle 3-0. Against the Irish, both teams played like they were in mud; to break out, they were going for it on fourth-down and running fake kicks, and they still didn’t crack twenty points combined. And FSU fell apart after a big win over UNC; they were so bad that one of their two TDs was a bit of luck after the QB fumbled the mesh in the red zone, and after they did stuff like giving up a 60-yard TD bomb on 2nd and 24…so maybe that’s not weird for today’s FSU, but it makes evaluating the game tougher.  

One thing’s for sure: this squad has speed to spare on both sides of the ball.

Offense

Scheme

While stretch blocking’s importance to the Hokies has waxed and waned each year of Fuente’s tenure, and even going back into the Beamer days, it’s the bedrock of what Scott Satterfield is doing on offense right now with Louisville, just as it was at App State. The Cards run their

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